New owners. Same paper.
Last week, The Oklahoman Editorial Board – a handful of right-wing propagandists with oil stains on their knees and Harold Hamm’s fracking fluid in their mouth – published a twisted, ignorant and very predictable editorial about the dire federal climate report:
Skepticism a reasonable response to climate report
A new federal report on climate change predicts dire consequences if action isn’t taken. Human sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria.
Sorry, that’s Bill Murray in “Ghostbusters.” But Murray’s classic oration is only an exaggerated form of the predictions contained in the report, which include early death, food shortages and pestilence. Thus, environmentalists are dismayed that President Trump and much of the public have responded with a shrug.
In all fairness, you can’t blame “environmentalists” – and, oh, all the other sane people out there who believe and follow the general teachings and findings of mainstream science – for being a tiny bit dismayed that a bunch of stupid, greedy asshats like our president willingly ignore the truth, and really don’t seem to give two shits that we’re polluting and destroying this planet.
If you’re in the mood for a good, infuriating read that ignores all the key studies, facts and findings and other evidence that proves human consumption of fossil fuels is rapidly warming and altering the planet, I’d encourage you to check it out here.
When you’re done, you also may want to check out this anti-vaccine editorial The Oklahoma published yesterday. It was written by local right-wing almost doctor (a.k.a. anesthesiologist) Steve Lantier. Although the title of the editorial suggests he’s simply arguing against mandatory vaccines – something the Libertarian inside me cautiously agrees with – it was just basically an anecdotal anti-vac rant supported by cherry-picked factoids. You know, the type of article that’s generally found on dark corners of the internet, and not in a statewide newspaper.
Here’s a snippet: